Assertive Mentoring 2018/19

  1. Tried & tested programme which is proven to improve student outcomes
  2. Aim is to provide 1:1 support regularly to all Year 11 students throughout their final year
  3. Emphasis on academic resilience and maximising achievement for students in Year 10 moving into Year 11
  4. Encouraging students to take ownership of their own success through assertive discussions, based on data predictions, teacher feedback, student input
  5. Aim is to ensure students step-up and are held to account whilst feeling supported and motivated by their mentor
  6. Key areas of discussion to take place at every meeting and mentors to follow up discussion points with mentees and teachers where necessary


How does it work?

  1. Every Yr 10 student allocated an ‘assertive mentor’ – this will follow into Yr11
  2. Assertive mentors are experienced members of staff and will support students in their final year at Oakwood
  3. Involves an on-going conversation between student and mentor
  4. Meetings used to identify underachievement through target setting and tracking systems and are evidence based
  5. Helps to identify the most appropriate intervention to address any underachievement and to maximise progress and attainment
  6. A mature and focused meeting involving actions to increase student performance and ultimately, maximise their exam results next summer


Key dates – mentor meetings

  1. 17th 25th July 2018
  2. 17th September 2018
  3. w/c 15th October 2018 (academic tutorial and mentor meeting combined)
  4. w/c 12th Nov 2018
  5. w/c 7th Jan 2019
  6. w/c 11th February 2019
  7. w/c 1st April 2019
  8. w/c 29th April 2019 (GCSE exams start May 2019)


Revision & support

Revision should be an on-going process for GCSE students with prior knowledge being revisited regularly in lessons and in students’ own preparation and revision schedules. 
Producing a personalised revision timetable is a key action in taking control of revision and ensuring that assessments and exams are thoroughly prepared for.

You can download a template here to help you with your revision.